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24 and the Pharisees said to him, Behold, why do they that which is not lawful on the sabbath day? 25 and he said to them, Have ye never read what David did when he had need, and when he, and they that were with him, hungred? 26 how he went into the house of God, in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and eat the shewbread, which it is not lawful for any to eat but the priests; and gave it also to those who were with him 2 27 and he said to them, The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath: so that the Son of man is Lord, even of the Sabbath.

CHAPTER III. A* D he entered again into

the synagogue; and a

man was there who had a withered hand:

2 and they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.

3 And he saith to the man who had the withered hand, Stand forth :

4 and he saith to them, Is it better, on the sabbath day, to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? but they were silent:

5 and looking round on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith to the man, Stretch out thine hand: and he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6 And the Pharisees went out, and straightway consulted with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him : 7 but Jesus withdrew himself, with his disciples, to the sea; and a great multitude followed him from Galilee, and from Judea, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from beyond Jordan: 8 and a great multitude, from about Tyre and Sidon, hearing what great things he did, came to him. 9 And he gave order to his disciples, that a small ship should always attend him, because of the multitude, that they might not throng him : 10 for he had healed many; so that all those that had distempers pressed on him to touch him : 11 and the unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God : 12 but he strictly charged them, that they should not make him known. 13 And he went up to the mountain, and called to him those whom he would : and they came to him. 14 And he ordained twelve, whom also he called Apostles, (that is, Sent,) who should be with him, and whom he might send forth to preach; and to have power to cast out devils : 15 and he appointed the twelve; and gave to Simon John, i. 2, the surname Peter; 16 and James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and gave to them

the surnames Boanerges, that

*is, Sons of thunder: 17 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, and Simon the Cananean, and Judas the Iscariot, who also betrayed him. 18 And they went into a house; and the multitude again collected together, so that they were notable even to eat bread: 19 and when his friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on him; for they said, He is beside himself. 20 And the scribes, who had come down from Jerusalem, said, That he hath Beelzebub, and that he casteth out the devils by the prince of the devils: 21 and he called them to him, and said to them, in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan :

22 for, if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand :

23 and if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand :

24 and if Satan rise up, and be divided against himself, he

cannot stand, but cometh to

an end : 25 no one can enter a strong man's house, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man; and then he may plunder his house. 26 Verily I tell you, All sins w will be forgiven to the sons of men, and all other blasphemies which they shall have spoken: 27 but, he who shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit hath never forgiveness, but is guilty of eternal sin: Heb. ii. 3. 28 (because they said, He hath ^** an unclean spirit). 29 And his mother and his brethren came, and, standing without, sent to him, calling for him; and a crowd was sitting round him : 30 and they said to him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren are seeking thee without : 31 but he answered them, and said, Who is my mother, and who are my brethren : 32 and looking round on those who sat about him, he said, Behold my mother, and my brethren' F

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things in parables: and, in his teaching, he said to them, 3 Hearken : Behold, a sower went out to SOW : 4 and it came to pass, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured it: 5 and some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and it immediately sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: 6 but when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away: 7 and some fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit: 8 and others fell on good ground, and yielded fruit that grew up and increased ; and brought forth, some thirtyfold, and some sixty, and some an

hundred.

9 and he said, He who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10 And when he was alone, they that were about him, with the twelve, asked him concerning the parables: 11 and he said to them,To you is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to them that are without, all things are spoken in parables: 12 that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest they should be converted, and their sins be for-2 given them. 13 And he said to them, Un

derstand ye not this parable? &yii. 18. Matt. xv. 16.

how then shall ye understand any parables? 14 The sower, soweth the word : 15 and those, where the word is sown by the way-side, are they from whom, when they have heard it, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that had been sown in them : 16 and, in like manner, those which are sown on the stony ground, are they who, when they have heard the word, receive it at first with joy; 17 but, having no root in themselves, they endure only for a season: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth on account of the word, they presently stumble:

18 and there are others, which

are sown among the thorns;

these are they that hear the word; 19 but the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful : 20 and those which are sown on good ground, are they who hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, and some sixty, and some an hundred. 21 And he said to them, Is the lamp brought in to be put under the bushel, or under the bed? is it not that it may be set on its stand? 22 for, nothing is hidden that shall not be manifested; nor hath any thing been kept secret, but that it may be brought to light: 23 if any one have ears to hear, let him hear. 24 And he saith to them, Take heed, what ye hear: with whatever measure ye measure, it will be measured to you; and more will be added to you: 25 for, to him who hath, shall more be given: and from him who hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away. 26 And he said, The kingdom of God is as a man who casteth seed on the earth:

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or by what parable shall we represent it? 31 it is like a grain of mustard-seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are on the earth; 32 but, when it hath been sown, it groweth up, and becometh the greatest of all herbs; and shooteth out branches, so that the birds of the air are able to lodge under its shade. 33 And in many such parables he spake the word to them, according as they were able to hear; and without a parable he spake it not to them : 34 but, when they were apart, he expounded all things to his disciples. 35 And the same day, when it was evening, he saith to them, Let us pass over to the other side; 36 and when they had dismissed the multitude, they

c. iii. 9.

took him in the ship in which he was, though other ships also were with him. 37 And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the ship, so that the ship was now filled: 38 and he was in the stern of the ship, sleeping on the seat: and they awake him, and say to him, Master, carest thou not whether we perish 39 and he arose, and rebuked the wind; and said to the sea, Peace, be still: and the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said to them, Why are ye fearful? have ye yet no faith ? 41 and they were greatly terrified ; and said one to another, Who, then, is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him 2

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3 who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could ever bind him, even with chains:

4 for he had been often bound with fetters and chains,

yet the chains had been forced asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: and no one was able to tame him : 5 and he was always in the tombs, and in the mountains, night and day, crying out, and cutting himself against the Stones. 6 And seeing Jesus at a distance, he ran, and worshipped him; 7 and crying out with a loud voice, said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not : 8 for he had said to it, Thou unclean spirit, come out of the man | 9 and he asked it, What is thy name? and it saith to him, My name is Legion : for we are many: 10 and it besought him earnestly, that he would not send them away out of the country. 11 And a great herd of swine was feeding there, near the mountains: 12 and they besought him, saying, Send us to the swine, that we may enter into them : and he suffered them to go : 13 and the unclean spirits came out, and went into the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep into the sea, and were drowned in the sea. 14 And they that fed them

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